It’s common to gravitate towards a plain-woven fabric when buying clothes. Think about your wardrobe. Do a mental checklist of the clothes you own. If you have too much of the same texture, it’s time to switch things up. Essentials don’t have to be basic. Elevate your wardrobe by adding texture!
Not sure what I mean? Tuck into the details below.
Seersucker is a crumpled or puckered surface fabric, commonly used for spring/summer clothing due to its lightweight quality. Seersucker is excellent for suiting, perfect for summer weddings or hot weather days at the office for a more casual spin. Try a casual seersucker shirt, trousers, shorts or a lightweight jacket.
Towelling, as the name suggests, is a towel like fabric that emerges during the spring season. A challenging material to wear as you don’t want to be in a position where you are wearing it on a hot day.
Twill is a fabric woven to have a surface of diagonal parallel ridges. A twill overshirt is a great jacket to wear during spring or on chinos paired with a basic white tee.
A yarn made up of different sized loops or curls. Often used on long tops and outwear. Bouclé creates a bold contrast when styled with plain woven trousers.
A natural fibre made from a flax plant. Linen is your ultimate summer fabric. Valued for its exceptional coolness in warmer climates. Instead of having a cotton shirt or bottoms, switch one out
for a linen substitute.
Open-knit allows you to visibly see the opening in the spaced of the knit pattern creating a mesh-like texture. Open-knit can come in the form of a jumper, but my favourite is when it is worked in a way that resembled a ribbed pattern.
A ribbed texture consists of deep horizontal or vertical lines creating a three-dimensional effect. Great for knitwear and fitted t-shirts. You will see plenty of guys who go to the gym and crave muscle fit wearing this texture.
While leather conjures up a rebellious attitude, suede brings an elevated sophistication. A suede jacket is a spring/summer essential. But suede can also extend from outerwear into your tops. Just make sure you don’t wear it on a hot day.
A mixture of small dots or marks to create a speckled effect. Flecked tops bring a causal flair to your outfit. Pair with a plain weave for texture contrast.
What are some of your favourite textures to wear?